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Cres Deep Tissue Healing Massage Review

Cres's latest massage treatment

Invited to review Cres Wellness's latest massage treatment the Deep Tissue Healing Massage. Deep tissue only means one thing, pain and I don't like painful, pokey massage where the masseuse would release your muscle tensions by strongly pressing your pressure points. BUT you know what they say, no pain no gain. Some people actually love being poke and kneaded like a dough. I was going to say no until I read the description of the treatment and that it's for deep relaxation and swift recovery. I love trying new treatments and the word deep relaxation changed my mind. 

Using natural old teak wood, the muscle is firmly kneaded, rolled and pressed to reach the deep tissue of the body. Old teak wood is hard, contains natural oil and its outer cell walls are covered with silica, which can generate electromagnetic effect under pressure or heat. Thus when used as massage tool, it helps restore and rebalance the body's electromagnetic field and meridian system. Different sizes of teak wood is used on various parts of the body and maximize leverage and gravity with sliding, rolling, kneading, pivoting, levering, tapping and friction techniques to reach deep tissue on these trouble areas such as neck, shoulders, back and legs.

Using natural old teak wood to massage your body? this is something I got to try at least once so I made an appointment and head over to Cres Gardens, my usual spot :) 

Cres Gardens, Mid Valley

the reception & waiting area

hallway to the treatment rooms

reading the new treatment description

here's the teak wood used in the treatment

various sizes for different parts of the body

body scrub & shower before treatment

My masseuse explained to me what she would be doing to me during the treatment. She told me it's a really good massage treatment to promote circulation and that I do not need to worry about feeling pain. If I did feel uncomfortable, I can let her know to cut down on the pressure. I was given a small glass bowl of what seems to be a fruity scrub. Looks like the 2 hour long treatment includes a scrub and shower process! Nothing feels better than to have a nice warm shower before a body massage.

my body treatment room

After the shower, I went back to my treatment room and got ready. My masseuse applied a deep sensual massage oil over me before using the natural old teak wood on me. Starting from my legs, she slowly massage them with the teak wood. It didn't feel painful, it felt like a real massage but only better because this time, wood is used instead of the palm of the hands. It covers a wider area of massage all together at the same time so you feel that release not on just one spot but the whole area. It was particular more evident on the back area. For the legs, it felt so wonderful to have soft firm wood pressing gently on your calves to release tension from tired legs. I couldn't see which teak wood tool she was using, there seems to be a lot from the display. Smaller wooden tools are used on the fingers and toes, while longer ones are used for the body.

Deep Sensual Massage Oil, a specialty oil for deep infiltration of the active ingredients into the deep tissue in order to stimulate and activate the detoxification process. Rich in Vitamins A, C, D and E, make it especially helpful for delicate and dry skin type.  Contained Textron Sunflower Oil rich in essential fatty acids, with the collaboration blends of pure Lemongrass and Lavender essential oil, it will helps to purify the skin in depths and restore the skin tone meanwhile promote balance and relax appearance condition.

Certain more sensitive areas like under the arm or sides, if you're not a very touchy feely person, will be painful during the massage. This is normal, if you can't take it just let the masseuse know. While this is a good session, you might notice the difference between the warm touch of a human hand caressing your body and a wooden massage tool. Nevertheless I did enjoy the session and wish it was longer (like as if 90mins is not enough).

tension in your arms & legs?

my legs enjoyed the session the most!

You might ask who is suitable or can benefit from the Deep Tissue Healing Massage? if you're someone who experience muscular pain or strain, high heels syndrome (stress calfs), migraines, or just needed to release some body tension, you can try this massage treatment for a change. Here are other reasons to try this treatment:

  • Relax stressed calf muscle for wearing high heels regularly
  • Reduce muscular pain or strain
  • Relieve tensed neck  and shoulder tissue due to stress
  • Relief periodical migraine
  • Revitalize body by easing tired and exhausted deep tissue
  • Improve reflex and blood circulation of the feet
  • Softening stubborn cellulite

Cres explains that there are lumps blocking the circulation of the tensed tissue or exhausted muscle, causing limited movement or pain. Deep Tissue Healing Massage will break down the lumps and restore movement and relief pain. The active ingredients of the Deep Sensual Massage Oil penetrate to deep tissue to promote circulation, sensory nerve perception, lymphatic drainage and provide a deep sense of relaxation and well-being. Release deep muscular tension, relieve stress and strain, reducing pain, providing instant healing and a deep and soothing recovery.

would I try the Deep Tissue Healing Massage again? yes :) I would.

If you enjoyed this review and would like to try the Deep Tissue Healing Massage, then comment on this post NOW to get a 1st trial RM88 Deep tissue healing massage + FREE 2pcs of RM20 Product Voucher at CRES. CRES will contact & schedule an appointment for you. Limited for first 50 people only! CRES will contact the followers with facebook personal message. Followers must provide the details information: Full name, contact number, e-mail address, and preferred outlet. E-voucher will be send to followers. Followers need to print out the voucher and show it upon redemption. 

Terms & Conditions for the e-voucher:
- Open for all aged 18 years old and above. 
- Validity: 1 month from the date of issue. 
- Valid for 1st trial Deep tissue healing massage.
- Only 1 redemption of discount voucher per person is allowed. 
- This voucher is non-refundable and non-redeemable for cash or other products, services or promotions.
- Please present voucher upon redemption. 
- The voucher is non-refundable and non-redeemable for cash or other products/services/promotions
- Prior appointment is required, Please contact CRES outlets for your appointment.
- Customer must show their e-voucher upon redemption.
- Redemption Days: Monday to Sunday, 10a.m to 8p.m.
- CRES Wellness Sdn Bhd reserves the right to omit, amend and change the above terms & conditions without prior notice. 

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  1. I've been to a slimming massage where they use the sticks. Glad to hear this is not so painful

    1. I often thought it would be... but this was somewhat romantic if u can say.. the pressure of sticks gliding against your skin in essential oils... can be arousing haha

  2. may I have the first trial voucher pls? :)

    1. yes Immi! just go & comment at

  3. I like Cres! Wish to try!

    1. don't forget to leave a comment on if you haven't!

  4. OMG I want to try!!

    How much is the session? Must cost a bomb lor!


    1. hmm... it's rm200 or 300 per treatment, they're having a promotion for 10 treatments rm1k (but i think it's over).

      Right now you can try 1 session for the first time for RM88 if you comment on this link, Cres will send you pm to give you redemption voucher :)

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